ORGANIC GARDENING CERTIFICATE
This program will not be offered this semester.
We are excited to announce a new Organic Gardening Certificate program.
If you would like your garden to be lush and vibrantly healthy using environmentally sustainable practices, then this course will provide you with practices that you can start using today. Create food gardens, ornamental gardens, and lawns using the latest, cutting edge, organic methods. Organic gardening is much more than simply replacing man-made chemicals with those derived from nature. It is understanding that gardens are living systems that must be nurtured.
Topics will include:
- Soil Health(ecosystem services, composition, testing, amendments, fertility management, root microbe interactions)
- Basic botany and adaptations within ecosystems
- Tea and brews
- Water wise gardening
- Permaculture concepts
- Landscape health principles and healthy lawns
- How to properly amend gardens/landscapes
Jo is a Regenerative Soils Consultant and founder of RootShoot Soils, a consulting service based in Vancouver, BC, and one of the formally recognized soil food web labs in Canada. Jo works directly with farmers by helping them understand how they can play a role in restoring their soil’s biological system.
As a soil food web adviser, Jo recognized the importance of integrating below and above ground biodiversity to regenerate degraded landscapes. She combines soil management advice with education and biologically-active compost to reduce their use of chemical inputs. Jo maximizes her value to get clients through curious exploration using the scientific method.
Follow her most recent microbial pursuits and all things ecology at rootshootsoils